There is a lot of planning that goes into your holiday season, like figuring out what presents to buy, how to decorate the tree, or when to schedule your holiday party. It’s just as busy when it comes to the world of delivery and logistics, especially when you’re trying to tackle it all on your own. The great news is: third-party logistics (3PL) providers exist. And we’re all here to take the load off your shoulders anytime of year, but especially during the holiday rush.
Sure, it’s easy for us to say that. We’re a 3PL after all, serving Seattle, Portland, Boise, and the entire Pacific Northwest and west region. But there are several undeniable benefits to partnering with a third-party logistics provider for the holidays.
Access to an Entire Fleet
First and foremost, you get access to an entire fleet of vehicles: from cars and trucks to vans and 53-foot trucking options. Whatever you need, a third-party logistics provider has you covered. And the best part of having supplementary service or a full dedicated fleet, is the cost savings for your company. You don’t have to pay a carrier, cover the insurance, worry about repairs — the list goes on and on. At Delivery Express Logistics, we handle deliveries of any size and weight, and we deliver any time of day. Our carriers are on the road 24/7, including the holidays.
Economies of Scale
By outsourcing your holiday deliveries with a 3PL, you will benefit from economies of scale. The math is simple: increase production and lower costs. Demand obviously increases during the holiday season. That means you’re making money and satisfying a customer’s need, but it also zaps your time and energy, and likely causes you daily headaches. A third-party logistics provider gives you time and energy back, and a trusted 3PL takes away those pesky headaches. And thanks to outsourcing your deliveries, you end up with more money in your pocket at the end of the holiday season.
Efficiency is the name of the game. And when you have hundreds of carriers delivering thousands of packages a day (like we do), it’s impossible to not know the local roads and the best routes to take. And that’s only one part of the equation. At Delivery Express Logistics we deploy industry-leading technology to maximize route efficiency, anticipate increases in traffic and call volume, and more. We keep the entire process as simple for you as possible. That way you can focus on your business during the holiday rush. And no matter who you choose as your 3PL, they should make the same promise.
Increased efficiency leads to on-time delivery. Third-party logistics providers are experts; this is their one and only focus every single day. At Delivery Express Logistics, we offer on-demand, same day, next day, scheduled and routed delivery options. And we also have a residential delivery service. We are known for our expertise, and that’s the way it’s been across the Pacific Northwest for more than 25 years. From our experienced carriers to our expert dispatchers, we ensure your holiday deliveries get where you want them when you need them there. For us, it’s about hitting the target and that target is on-time performance. And a lot of work by many dedicated experts goes into that.
So, let’s review: access to an entire fleet with none of the overhead, increased efficiency and lower costs, on-time delivery and performance, and fewer headaches during the holidays. That sounds like a win to us. And those are just a few of the benefits to partnering with a 3PL for the holidays.
If you’re looking for a third-party logistics provider in the Pacific Northwest this holiday season, be sure to contact our team of professionals. We’re ready to help you during the holiday rush, assisting any industry from medical to retail and beyond.
Above all else, have a happy, safe, and headache-free holiday season!